Books: New and Noteworthy
1. Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin (Harper, non-fiction, on sale April 4)
What it’s about: The actor and SNL Trump impersonator writes a memoir that covers his childhood, marriages and the ups and downs of his (currently very hot) career.
The buzz: The publisher promises “fierce frankness” from Baldwin, who also wrote A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.
2. The Lost Order by Steve Berry (Minotaur, fiction, on sale April 4)
What it’s about: Cotton Malone is on a modern-day hunt for billions in Confederate gold being hidden by a clandestine organization.
The buzz: The last book in the series, The 14th Colony, hit No. 7 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.
3. Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott (Riverhead, non-fiction, on sale April 4)
What it’s about: The author of many books on spirituality writes about the importance of mercy.
The buzz: It’s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. “Lamott writes with such refreshing honesty,” says Kristin Beverly of Half Price Books in Dallas.
4. Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer by Tom Callahan (Harper, non-fiction, on sale April 4)
What it’s about: A biography of the legendary golfer, who died last year at age 87.
The buzz: A “joyful, definitive biography,” says Publishers Weekly.
5. My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life by Peter Gethers (Henry Holt, non-fiction, on sale April 4)
What it’s about: Gethers (The Cat Who Went to Paris) learns to cook for his elderly mother, cookbook author Judy Gethers, after she has a stroke.
The buzz: “An exuberant and entertaining memoir,” says Kirkus Reviews.